Boyd claims lead in gubernatorial campaign fundraising

Press release from Randy Boyd campaign

Nashville, Tenn. — Randy Boyd, Republican candidate for Governor, announced that his year-end financial report totals more than $7.5 million in contributions through the second reporting period, with more than 3,000 campaign donations to the campaign to date from all 95 counties in Tennessee.  

 “Randy Boyd is wholeheartedly committed to the people of Tennessee and every aspect of this campaign will convey that, finances included. In an era when D.C. wants to exert a little too much influence, Randy has made a clear statement that he’s putting Tennesseans first and supporters have responded in kind as 95% of our donations hail from our state,” said Chip Saltsman, Boyd campaign CEO.

Boyd’s campaign reported a total exceeding $3.25 million raised during the second half of the year, with more than $1.25 million coming from donations across the state including notable community and business leaders from all three Grand Divisions. Boyd was the only candidate to already report at least one or more donations from all 95 counties in the state during the previous reporting period.

The campaign once again edged out all other competitors in receipts during this reporting period. Boyd has raised $1.2 million more for the campaign to date than his closest competitor.

“Randy has again shown that he will not be outworked on the campaign trail or when it comes to grassroots fundraising,” said Steve Smith, Boyd Campaign Finance Chairman. “His momentum isn’t stopping and we are encouraged not only by our numbers, but by the positive feedback we are hearing about Randy across the state,” said Smith.

Unlike other campaigns, less than 2% of the campaign’s donations to date come from PACs, instead emphasizing a much stronger focus on Boyd’s growing grassroots support across the state. Boyd was the only candidate to already report at least one or more donations from all 95 counties in the state during the previous reporting period.

Saltsman also discussed the campaign’s strong and rapidly growing digital and advertising presence across the state, with the campaign reporting more than 107,000 Facebook likes, the most of any campaign, as well as the campaign’s statewide television buy. The new ad entitled “Values in Action” will begin airing Feb. 1 through Feb. 9 in all of the major media markets of the state with a media buy exceeding $300,000.

“This campaign has embraced a strong digital presence, from Facebook to YouTube, and now we are ready to take that momentum to television,” Saltsman said. “Randy is a principled conservative businessman, not a career politician, and viewers across the state will hear his message loud and clear,” Saltsman said.

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